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One day the stream will be suffocated – by islands

curated by Melissa Canbaz

OPENING: 18.07.2018, 6-9pm

Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Via Rafenstein 19, I-39100 Bolzano, Italy

Exh. Opening Hours:   Wednesday, 18.07 – Sunday, 22.07.2017 by appointment only.

 

Adriano Costa
Hella Gerlach
Paloma Proudfoot

 

The artists in residence for the fourth iteration of the Thun Ceramic Residency are Adriano Costa (b. 1975), Hella Gerlach (b. 1977) and Paloma Proudfoot (b. 1992). The new work, conceived during the summer residency, will be presented at the Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare.  The exhibition is curated by Melissa Canbaz.

Sculpture here is a a non-static object that moves away from the plinth,  and engages with its architectural and social environment. The artists reveal different qualities of ceramics by activating its material, performative, and physical dimensions.

 

Artist in Residence 2018

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Adriano Costa

Adriano Costa (b. 1975) is a Brazilian artist working and living between São Paulo and Europe. He graduated with a BA in art from the Universidade de São Paulo.

Costa’s sculptures and installations update the modernist and Minimalist legacies of geometric abstraction for contemporary Brazil through the use of everyday objects. His work also speaks to the lingering traces of colonialism, queer history and the potential of a localized artistic tradition. Applying a feel for compositional harmony, the artist disregards the objects’ original functions and combines them according to form, highlighting their visual relationships through strategic rearrangement. Costa’s works are usually installed chaotically across exhibition spaces in a style that the artist has dubbed “pre-sculptoric.” His avoidance of the pedestal and the frame highlights the vernacular aspect of the objects he uses and emphasizes their deviation from art-historical tradition.

Recent solo exhibitions include: We Chose Life . What Now, Georg? Tshirts ?, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2018); wetANDsomeOLDstuffVANDALIZEDbyTHEartist, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2018); B A  I   L    E, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo (2018); DearMeatCutsDevilMayCry, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (2016); Every Camel Tells a Story, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2015). Recent group exhibitions include Everyday Poetics, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle (2017); Frucht & Faulheit, Lothringer13 Halle, Munich (2017); IMAGINE BRAZIL, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo & Musee D’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France (2014).

Artist in Residence 2018

21.05.2018

Hella Gerlach

Hella Gerlach (b. 1977) is a German artist based in Berlin. She studied experimental sculpture at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, art history at the University of Cologne and design at the Cologne International School of Design.

Sculpture, object, installation, scent, performance and sound…The interrelationship between architectural, physical (human) and social bodies lies at the core of Hella Gerlach’s artistic practice. She produces ephemeral works out of ceramic and industrially manufactured fabrics. Her sculptures recall theories of embodiment, which underscore the physical, epistemological and situational aspects of subject formation. For Gerlach sculpture is not a static object. Her works aim instead to provoke a particularly physical or embodied experience/dialogue with the viewer (or user) through the deployments of elastic materiality, evocative surfaces, kinetic movement, ephemeral scents and sounds, and interactive devices. Together, these contrive to interweave the body of the viewer, the artwork and the space of display into a connected field of action.

Recent and forthcoming exhibitions took place at the Kunstverein Jesteburg (2018), Berliner Festspiele (2017), Kunstverein Braunschweig (2016), Bargehouse, London (2016), Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno (2016), Asia-Pacific-Center, Seoul (2015), Galeria Acappella, Naples (2015) Kunstverein Hildesheim/Roemer-Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim (2014), Kunstverein Langenhagen, (2013) Goethe Institut, Glasgow (2013) Kunstverein Schwerin/Museum Schloss Schwerin (2013) Mark Morgan Perez Garage, Buenos Aires (2010).

Artist in Residence 2018

21.05.2018

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Paloma Proudfoot (b.1992) is an English artist living and working in London. Proudfoot studied her BA (Sculpture) at Edinburgh College of Art graduating in 2014 before completing her MA (Sculpture) at Royal College of Art in 2017.

Proudfoot uses sculptural objects as characters, a set of players that repeat, morph and re-emerge across different works through installation and performance. Using slip-casting to make hollow ceramic husks, Proudfoot manipulates these casts creating concave cheeks, gutted bellies and protruding spouts. These shallows and openings transform the objects into vessels, creating opportunities to fill their emptiness with materials that perish or metamorphose over time. Drying and decaying eggs, flowers, berries, home-brewed alcohol and bath salts mould over and alloy to the ceramics exposing their vulnerability and interrupting the immutability of the medium. Transposing her experience in clothes-making techniques to clay, Proudfoot also uses pattern-cutting methods to slab build figurative work, playing between the two-dimensional pattern pieces and three-dimensional forms they make up.

Recent and forthcoming solo exhibitions include The Detachable Head Serves as a Cup, Cob Gallery, London (2018); The Bin Room, Stryx Gallery, Birmingham (2017); There is One Missing From Your Bunch, May Projects, London (2016) and The Jockey, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (2015). Recent and forthcoming group exhibitions include Becoming Plant, Tenderpixel, London; La Louisiana, Sans Titre, Paris; The Clean Carcass of the Host, Marso Galeria, Mexico City (with Galerie Sultana and Sans Titre for Condo Mexico) (all 2017).

Curator 2018

21.05.2018

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Melissa Canbaz is a writer and curator based in Berlin, where she currently works at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. She is one of the founding members of the working group Stations, a nomadic platform that engages with discussions around forms of collaboration and dialogue within the context of exhibition making. Her recent curatorial projects are the group show Llave Cadena (Transpositions) at Alto Refugio in Buenos Aires (2017), with works by Victoria Colmegna, Chris Kraus, Valentina Liernur and Amelie von Wulffen, and the solo show with Jonas Lipps at Gallery Celine in Glasgow (2017). She is a regular contributor to various magazines and artists’ publications.

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Dolomiten

Read about the 2017 exhibition and a short interview with Leo   here.

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Alto Adige Innovazione

You can read more about Beckett and ceramics here.

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Corriere del Trentino

Silvia  wrote an article about the inspiration of our residents for the Corriere del Trentino! Read about it here.

TCR2018

Seeing a stone seat by the kerb I sat down and crossed my legs, like Walther.

Published on the occasion of the third exhibition of the Thun Ceramic Residency in July  2017. Includes the essay “Seeing a stone seat by the kerb I sat down and crossed my legs, like Walther.” by Eva von Ingram Harpf, founder independent curator and founder of y-contemporary. Please email us if you want to order one. Price:  €3 + Shipping